Nonsense! tell him to come in.
Good-morning, George. [Exit.]
Gertrude, come here. Now remember, my dear, such conduct is not at all becoming to a full-grown young lady.
My dear, sweet papa, I am so ashamed of myself--I--I'll never do it again--never. But it's so funny--ha, ha, ha! he is gone on Marie----
My dear, remember you are now a bride and it would be far more proper to say----
Smitten with her?
[Somewhat reproachfully.] George!!!
[During following scene, Marie noiselessly clears off the table.]
[Enters.] I should not have dared to annoy the ladies at this early hour, if----
[Laughingly.] Eight o'clock is not so very early in the count